Gott in Himmel! The massively popular PC title Wolfenstein goose-steps onto the PS2, in an update of iD's classic WWII first-person shoot 'em up
- Amass a huge arsenal of weaponry, including a sub-machine gun, Tesla and flamethrower
- Foil the Fuhrer's dastardly scheme for global domination using a combination of run-and-gun action and stealth based tactical play
- Take out a variety of truly twisted and terrifying bad guys
After sprucing up the PC version, developer Raster has turned its attention to bringing the Nazi-spanking run-and-gun-er to the PS2, complete with sinister genetic experiment storyline, and (obligatory) hordes of zombie stormtroopers providing the cannon-fodder. Those who played the seminal original PC title will no doubt be familiar with the 'Hitler-loves-the-occult' based adventure (which is somewhat reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Arc) and need no introduction to proceedings, but for those who missed out the first time round, here's a bit of background...
Playing as the dubiously monikered Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, your mission is to uncover the dark and dodgy dealings of the Third Reich, scupper the Fuhrer's plans for global domination, and kill loads of Hitler's stooges while you're at it. Set in the midst of World War II, Return to Castle Wolfenstein sees you venturing into Nazi Germany to shake things up, US-style. Teamed up with another operative, Agent One, you'll begin your journey in Egypt, searching for evidence of Himmler's genetic tampering. The mission will see you battling everything from SS Guards to hideous mutant X-creatures - the result of X-lab experiments - and embarking on an epic quest en-route to wartime Nazi Germany.
So, your task is to make your way through some truly challenging levels using a combination of stealth and full-on combat action - taking out any Nazi coffin-dodgers whilst you're at it. And as you get your teeth into the proceedings, and start giving Hitler's hordes a swift jackboot up the behind, you'll accumulate enough artillery to win the war pretty much single-handedly. You begin with a Colt pistol, and progress to such serious weaponry as a sub-machine gun, a night vision rifle, a Tesla gun and even a flamethrower.
There are a variety of levels to traverse, and as you wipe out the enemy, you'll gradually uncover the full extent of Himmler's diabolical schemes. And speaking of levels, the game's environments are truly massive. Graphically, they're stunning, and the sight of beautifully rendered castles and incredibly detailed environments will stop you in your tracks.
Taking the best elements of the FPS genre, and a liberal smattering of stealth-based missions, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection is a welcome update to the classic Wolfenstein original that introduced gamers to 3D first person shooting all those years back. It's an epic adventure with a storyline that draws you in from the outset, the gameplay and graphics are immaculate, oh, and you get to kill lots of Nazis. What's not to like?
Contributed by DreinIX (10675) on Apr 17, 2008.
id Software's Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection Assaults Retail Outlets Nationwide
Santa Monica, CA - May 30, 2003 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has announced that id Software Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is now available at retail outlets nationwide. The epic World War II adventure fuses heart-stopping action and frightening gameplay with the pursuit to topple the Third Reich's fiendish army of elite soldiers, zombies and genetically engineered super-soldiers. Developed by Raster Productions, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "M" for mature by the ESRB.
"We've created Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection with the goal to make the best first person experience on the PlayStation 2," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "From tense covert and tactical combat to the overwhelming action of mowing down the Fuhrer's zombified henchmen, Operation Resurrection will keep fans glued to their PlayStation 2s."
"Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection delivers to PlayStation 2 fans a bone-chilling adventure, complete with exciting covert operations along with quick-strike tactical combat," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "With an epic single player experience that now features a new campaign and broadened storyline, Operation Resurrection arms gamers for an all-out pursuit of Himmler's evil forces."
Set within WWII, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection enlists players into a whirlwind tour of duty. Taking the role of badass U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, players must infiltrate the heart of the evil empire in Nazi Germany and stop the deranged plans of the Third Reich. Throughout the action-packed experience, players are locked in combat against hordes of Nazi storm troopers, undead Teutonic knights and the twisted products of genetic experimentation. The action stretches from the deserts of Egypt to the forests of Germany to icy compounds in Norway.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection features an all-new campaign, where gamers meet Agent One, the O.S.A.'s most senior operative. In the entirely new set of missions, gamers, with the tactical support of Agent One, take the fight from the outskirts of Egypt straight to Castle Wolfenstein, further drawing players into the Occult-filled Nazi nightmare with an unfolding story that plays out like a heart-stopping action movie.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection is developed by Raster Production and is executive produced by id Software. The PlayStation 2 game is based on the award winning PC title, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, originally developed by Gray Matter Interactive studios and Nerve Software.
About id Software
id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE and QUAKE II. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. id's advanced DOOM III engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games with both single and multiplayer technology. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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